Peter Wintermute Jr

Male20 August 1806–4 May 1876

Brief Life History of Peter

When Peter Wintermute Jr was born on 20 August 1806, in Deckertown, Wantage Township, Sussex, New Jersey, United States, his father, Peter Wintermute, was 32 and his mother, Sarah Deborah Kizer, was 32. He married Emeline Lain in 1840. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Van Etten, Van Etten, Chemung, New York, United States in 1860 and New York, United States in 1870. He died on 4 May 1876, in Horseheads, Horseheads, Chemung, New York, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Horseheads, Horseheads, Chemung, New York, United States.

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Peter Wintermute Jr
Emeline Lain
Marriage: 1840
Anna Millicent Wintermute
Isabell Wintermute
Thomas Judson Wintermute
Lewis M Wintermute
Sarah Wintermute

Sources (7)

  • Peter Wintermute, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Peter Wintermute, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Cemetery Record of Peter Wintermute (1806-1976)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 2

    Atlantic slave trade abolished.


    Age 14

    On January 28, 1820, the New Jersey Legislature incorporated the City of Jersey from parts of the Bergen Township. The city would be reincorporated two more times (January 23, 1829 and February 22, 1838) before receiving its official name. Jersey City became part of the new Hudson County in February of 1840.

    1825 · The Crimes Act

    Age 19

    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

    Name Meaning

    Americanized form of German Wintermut(h), a variant of Wendemuth, a nickname for an inconstant or fickle person, from Middle High German wenden ‘to turn’ + muot ‘mind’, ‘sense’, later ‘courage’.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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